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Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest

Who We Are

Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest – Junior Achievement (JA) offers financial literacy, college and career readiness, and entrepreneurship education to Kindergarten -12th grade students in Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin primarily by working through educators and local schools. More than 160,000 students in grades K-12 experience JA in their classroom every school year in over 650 schools. Through age-appropriate curricula, JA programs begin in kindergarten, teaching children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers; JA programs continue through the middle and high school grades, preparing students for their future and teaching them how to succeed in the global economy. JA empowers students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world – enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school.  

What We Do

Individuals or groups to work with students Kindergarten - 12th grade. In schools all over the Twin Cities, or at JA BizTown in Maplewood.

GROUPS: Size 2 to 50, both adults and youth, minimum age of 16.